Category Archives: Insect

Diastatops intensa (red and black dragonfly)

Captured this interesting Dragonfly while staying at the Garden of the Amazon, Brazil.
Diastatops intensa (red and black dragonfly)

Image Captured with a Nikon D7200 Camera, Sigma 150-600 mm f/5.0-6.3 lens, focal Length 600 mm, ISO 2800, 1/1000 sec at f/6.3. Processed using Lightroom CC2015, Photoshop CC2015.5, and Photomatix Pro 5.0.

Many-banded Daggerwing (Butterfly)

Captured this image of a butterfly while visiting the Garden of the Amazon, Brazil. I thought that I would share it for your enjoyment.
Swallow-tailed Butterfly

Image Captured with a Nikon D7200 Camera, Sigma 150-600 mm f/5.0-6.3 lens, focal Length 600 mm, ISO 800, 1/1000 sec at f/8.0. Processed using Lightroom CC2015 and Photoshop CC2015.5.

Dragonfly

The ponds at the Garden of the Amazon attracted dragonflies and I was able to capture this image of one, with the skin from its nymph stage attached to the lower side of the flower.
Gold colored dragonfly

Image Captured with a Nikon D7200 Camera, Sigma 150-600 mm f/5.0-6.3 lens, focal Length 550 mm, ISO 400, 1/1250 sec at f/6.3.  Processed using Lightroom CC2015 and Photoshop CC2015.5.

Sulphur (Butterfly)

At first glance this is a yellow butterfly, but on closer inspection we see that it is also green. Image captured at Oscar Scherer State Park, Florida, USA, while walking the trails.
Sulphur (Butterfly)

Image Captured with a Nikon D7200 Camera, Sigma 150-600 mm f/5.0-6.3 lens, focal Length 600 mm, ISO 800, 1/1000 sec at f/6.3. Processed using Lightroom CC2015 and Photoshop CC2015.5.

Zebra Swallowtail on Goldenrod

There are a large number of Goldenrod plants in the Florida Scrub at Oscar Scherer State Park, Florida, USA, and it provides a great feeding place for Zebra Swallowtails such as this one.
Zebra Swallowtail butterfly on Goldenrod

Image Captured with a Nikon D7200 Camera, Sigma 150-600 mm f/5.0-6.3 lens, focal Length 600 mm, ISO 800, 1/1250 sec at f/6.3. Processed using Lightroom CC2015 and Photoshop CC2015.5.

Queen

The Queen Butterfly often misidentified as a Monarch. Like the Monarch the Queen feeds on Milkweed which contains a toxic chemical that makes the them very distastasteful to predators. Image captured while visiting Lake Louisa State Park, Florida.
Queen Butterfly

Image captured with a Sony A6000 Camera, Sony E 90 mm F2.8 Macro lens, focal length 90 mm, ISO 1250, 1/1250 sec at f/8.0. Processed using Lightroom CC2015 and Photoshop CC2015.

Lego Dragonfly

This Dragonfly, a Lego Art Object, is on display at Lewis Ginter Botanic Garden, Richmond, Virginia.
Dragonfly constructed with Legos
Image captured with a Sony A6000 Camera, Tamron 18-200 mm f3.5-6.3 lens, focal length 18.9 mm, ISO 100, 1/320 sec at f/5.0, hand held. Processed using Lightroom CC2015 and Photoshop CC2015.

Lego Butterfly

This Butterfly is one of the Lego Art Objects on display at Lewis Ginter Botanic Garden, Richmond, Virginia. If you get a chance, visit the gardens to see the others.
Butterfly constructed with Lego blocks
Image captured with a Sony A6000 Camera, Tamron 18-200 mm f3.5-6.3 lens, focal length 24.6 mm, ISO 100, 1/400 sec at f/5.6, hand held. Processed using Lightroom CC2015 and Photoshop CC2015.

Variable Dancer (Damselfly)

Image captured while on a visit to Carolina Sandhills National Wildlife Refuge, South Carolina. The sun had not warmed this Damselfly sufficiently for it to be very active, providing the opportunity to capture this image.
Variable Dancer (Damselfly)

Image Captured with a Nikon D7200 Camera, Sigma 150-600 mm f/5.0-6.3 lens, focal Length 600 mm, ISO 800, 1/1000 sec at f/8.0. Processed using Lightroom CC2015 and Photoshop CC2015.

Banded Pennant (Dragonfly)

This is another Dragonfly image captured while visiting a pond at H. Cooper Black Jr. Field Trial Area, South Carolina. We beleive that this is an immature male dragonfly.
Banded Pennant Dragonfly

Image Captured with a Nikon D7200 Camera, Sigma 150-600 mm f/5.0-6.3 lens, focal Length 600 mm, ISO 640, 1/200 sec at f/8.0. Processed using Lightroom CC2015 and Photoshop CC2015.